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Albion College is a private institution that was founded in 1835. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,514, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 574 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Albion College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 112. Its tuition and fees are $34,194 (2012-13).
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An Albion education takes students beyond the classroom, beyond our campus, and beyond conventional thinking. Through the Albion Advantage, students get the practical knowledge and the purposeful direction that will fully equip them to succeed. They identify their goals through a four-year individualized career plan and build a strong foundation in the liberal arts. They sharpen their career focus and develop professional skills through the internships and other real-world experiences offered in these specialized programs: Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, the Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, and the Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development. And they unleash their creativity and curiosity through the multitude of research experiences available in our Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity and Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. On our residential campus, more than 100 student organizations cater to a wide range of interests. Our athletic teams regularly head to NCAA Division III postseason play, and our equestrian team members compete regionally and nationally. Albion students are prepared to make an impact. They go on to the nation's top graduate and professional schools and to leadership roles in the sciences and medicine, business, law, education, the arts, and social services.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Albion College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Albion College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 91.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 70.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||91.6%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Albion College is 13:1, and the school has 63.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Albion College include: Economics; Biology, General; Psychology, General; Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies; and Political Science and Government. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||66|
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Albion College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,514, with a gender distribution of 51.0 percent male students and 49.0 percent female students. At this school, 90.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10.0 percent of students live off campus. Albion College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Albion College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Albion College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Albion College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Albion College.
|Students who have cars on campus||40%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Albion College, 68.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,284.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,194 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,690 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data